Interested in joining the Kim lab?  Click here for quick tips on how to contact me for both grad school and undergrad opportunities. In general, sending me a cover letter describing your research interests, unofficial copies of transcripts, and CV are enough to get the conversation going! For specific opportunities, see below.


Research Assistant (OPEN):

cropped-bee-pic.jpgThe Kim and Spiesman Labs at Kansas State University Entomology are hiring a full-time research assistant  to help with projects related to understanding pollinator ecology in KS and sustainable solutions to bee health. One of the biggest obstacles to the study of bee ecology and health management is proper identification. The identification process is time consuming, costly, and creates a research bottleneck. Computer vision, assisted by artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology that has been transformative in many fields but not yet widely adopted in entomology. Research in our labs has demonstrated that computer vision can help alleviate this bottleneck by automatically identifying bees in images. We seek an individual that can assist with this project by sampling bees across Kansas, travel to museums and research lab collections to image specimens and work with taxonomists to identify specimens in Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Iowa.

Pay rate: $18.13/hour ($37,704 annually)
Start date/duration: Full time (now to Sept 30, 2023). Possibility of extension to Dec 2023 or longer pending funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. in entomology, biology, conservation, or closely related field.
  • Strong technical expertise in lab and field settings.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • A valid US driver’s license.
  • Experience in insect ecology research, supervisory experience, strong statistical and spatial modelling abilities, programing skills. 
To apply, please submit the following documents to this link:
1. Cover letter summarizing your research goals and interests
2. CV
3. Copies of university transcripts
4. Names and contacts information for three references
Undergraduate helpers (OPEN)
IMG_5771We are looking for full time undergraduate helpers for the summer.  We study how land management affects plant-insect interactions such as herbivory and pollination. Enthusiasm for insect conservation, ecology, and/or sustainable agriculture is desired and experience with research and knowledge of insect biology and ecology is preferred.
Pay rate: $12-15 (depending on experience and need for summer housing).  
Start date/duration: Flexible but around end of May to beginning of August . 
If interested, please contact Dr. Tania Kim (tkim@ksu.edu) with a cover letter, CV and copies of transcripts.
For more information, click here

Prospective graduate students (CLOSED)

We currently do no have funding for graduate students.  Please come back at a later date.  

Prospective postdocs (CLOSED)

I currently do NOT have funding for postdocs. Please come back to this site when opportunities become available. I am happy to help write fellowships such as the USDA postdoctoral fellowships (closed for 2022), NSF postdoctoral fellowship (closed for 2022), and  L’Oreal Postdoctoral Women in Science fellowship (closed for 2022) and the Smith Conservation Postdoctoral Fellowship (closed for 2022).